Then, Amelia.

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My heart is so full it's hard to speak. We have adopted a baby girl. We were honored and privileged to be asked by her luminous birthmother and her gentle birthfather to attend her birth. That moment, and the four days we spent in a hospital room with them and their family and friends were the most incredible, and humbling, of my entire life. This baby was born into the most beautiful circle of people I can possibly imagine, and both Andy and I are in continuous awe of their tremendous strength, courage, and incredible love. Our gratitude is boundless. Her birthgrandfather took this picture of Mt. Hood at sunrise on the morning of her birth. It made me cry when I saw it on his camera, and it makes me cry now to look at it again. It is a symbol of an auspicious beginning.


Amelia Jolene Beatrix Paulson
October 14, 2012, at 5:42 p.m.
8 pounds, 3 ounces; 20 inches


Welcome, welcome, welcome dear, sweet, precious, exquisite, wonderful, wonder-full Amelia. I love you more than I can say.


I am weeping for joy with this post. Thanks be to God. Amelia is beautiful, just beautiful. Hold her close, hold each other close.
much, much love

Oh! I thought something was up! So happy that it's a happy thing! So wonderful! Congratulations!

So very happy for you and your newest love.

You sweet loves! This is the luckiest baby ever! May you all have a wonderful life together.

So surprised and happy to hear the news! Congratulations!

Congratulations to your gorgeous family of three! And welcome to the world, sweet Amelia! You three are so lucky to have found your way to each other...sending much happiness and love across the miles...xoxo


Congratulations! She is absolutely gorgeous, and such a sweet name. I am so happy for you. Let us know how Clover likes her :)

oh my goodness!!! I am so beyond thrilled for you and Andy and that precious lil girl!! what a sweet lil answer to prayer she is. May each of you bask in this wonderful, beautiful next phase of life and just.......enjoy your blessing.

I so hoped this would be the topic when I saw the title of your blog post. She is beautiful. Congratulations on this wonderful addition to your family!

I am so happy for the two of you. What wonderful parents you will be!

Beyond thrilled for your blessing. Enjoy every moment!

Oh my my my she is BEAUTIFUL :) I am so happy for you both, I knew something was up, I can stop holding my breath now. You are going to be THE MOST AWESOME PARENTS EVER and little Amelia has a lifetime of happiness ahead of her. Congratulations!

I got goose bumps reading this post. What a lucky baby! And what a lucky momma and papa to have such a beautiful spirit in your home.

Congratulations! That's so wonderful.

Alicia! My heart swells with happiness for you and Andy. I've been following your blog for a few years now, and while I rarely comment, it brings me so much joy. What a wonderful name. Praying for Amelia and her new sweet family.

Oh, she is a beauty! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and Andy that I'm crying and I've never even met you!

Can't wait to see her in all those adorable sweaters and dresses you've made her! ;)

Oh, Alicia and Andy and Amelia!!! I am sososososososo happy for all of you! She was born on my birthday! Oh, little love, you are an incredible gift to this world! Much love and many kisses from Georgia.

I too, was hoping this was about a baby when I saw the title. I have tears in my eyes. So happy your journey has brought you here. You and Andy, indeed, will make wonderful parents, and Amelia will teach you both something new everyday. Congratulations!

Every time a day passed without a new blog post I had a hope in my heart that maybe you were busy. :) Congratulations new mama and daddy!

Made me cry....
Xoxo to you all....

She is beautiful beyond words. And super lucky to have you and A for parents! I don't know whom I'm more jealous of, her or you! Lots of love to your new family.

So incredibly happy for you!!!!! Congratulations!!

Mrs. Tibbetts says: October 18, 2012 at 06:07 PM

So that's what you've been up to!! Congratuations you will both make excellent parents and the baby is just beautiful. I'm so happy for you.

Crying with happiness for you all. A huge congratulations on the birth of your beautiful daughter.

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About Alicia Paulson


My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at




Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.